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Agenda 2016


(l-r) Moderator Linda O'Bryon, Jimmie Williamson, Mike Riordan, Elizabeth Davis and Werner Eikenbusch

OneSouthCarolina®:  The 2016 DLI Graduate Experience

Building South Carolina’s Infrastructure of Opportunity:
Growing and Sustaining a Vibrant Middle Class

How Riley Fellows can help create a great state, win the global competition, and secure a bright future for all South Carolinians.

How do we seize and maximize South Carolina’s new and growing economic opportunities? How can Riley Fellows help connect all South Carolinians to the state’s new and growing economic opportunities and well-paying jobs? OneSouthCarolina 2016 is a call to action for Riley Fellows – leaders in government, business, education and nonprofit organizations – to grow and strengthen South Carolina’s “opportunity infrastructure,” the web of policies and practices that positions and readies South Carolinians for jobs that pay well and fosters their economic resilience and community engagement.

Conference moderator: Mark Quinn, Director of Member and Public Relations, Electric Cooperatives of S.C.; former host of South Carolina ETV’s Big Picture

Guest moderator: Linda O’Bryon, President and CEO, South Carolina ETV

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

9:30 a.m.               Golf Robert Trent Jones course, Palmetto Dunes

1-5 p.m.                 Check-In/Registration Lobby

2:30-4:30 p.m.       Welcome and Remarks Plenary Room

         The Hon. Dick Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education and S.C. Governor      

MOVING SOUTH CAROLINA'S FAMILIES OFF THE BRINK 

Who is the Middle Class and Five Reasons Why It Matters – a Lot

          Dr. Don Gordon, Executive Director, the Riley Institute at Furman

Getting By in South Carolina: An Interactive Exercise
         
          Dr. Kyle Longest, Professor of Sociology, Furman University

The Cost of Being Middle Class: South Carolina’s New Self-Sufficiency Standard
         
          Tim Ervolina, President and CEO, United Way Association of S.C.

From the Statehouse: What Should Government Do?

           The Hon. Kenny Bingham, S.C. House of Representatives

           The Hon. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, S.C. House of Representatives

5:30-7 p.m.            Reception Ballroom Foyer

7-8:30 p.m.            Dinner Dining Room

Remarks

          The Hon. Dick Riley

          Dr. Elizabeth Davis, President, Furman University

          John Simpkins, General Counsel, United States Agency for International Development

          Jacki Martin, Deputy Director, the Riley Institute at Furman

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

8 a.m.                    Breakfast Dining Room

8:30 a.m.               Arts, Foodways, and Music at OneSouthCarolina 2016

          Ken May, Executive Director, S.C. Arts Commission 

DLI Changing Lives in South Carolina: Community Action

         Juan Johnson, President, Diversity Leadership in Action and DLI creator and facilitator

9:15 a.m.               PLENARY: CONNECTING PEOPLE TO THE OPPORTUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE: 
                              GROWING AND SUSTAINING A RESILIENT MIDDLE CLASS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

                              Plenary Room

Moderated by Mark Quinn, Director of Public and Member Relations, 
The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina

Chasing the Middle Class Dream: Portraits of the Missing Class in America

          Dr. Katherine Newman, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor,
          University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Going Local: Changing Lives by Changing Communities

          Bill Barnet, CEO, Barnet Development Corporation

          Danny Black, President and CEO, SouthernCarolina Alliance

          Vernita Dore, Deputy Under Secretary of Rural Development, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

          Carol Naughton, President, Purpose Built Communities

 Gearing Up for the Challenge: An Automotive Case Study of a Global  Competitiveness Agenda

          Dr. Joseph Von Nessen, Research Associate, Darla Moore School of Business,                       University of South Carolina

11:45 a.m.              Lunch Sabal Palm Room

     Meet the Lee Brothers: South Carolina’s Original Food Entrepreneurs 

          Matt and Ted Lee, the Lee Brothers

1 p.m.                     PLENARY, CONTINUED Plenary Room

 Guest moderator Linda O'Bryon, President and CEO, South Carolina ETV

 Demand Side Pipelines: New Education Strategies Linking People to Great Jobs

          Elizabeth Davis

          Werner Eikenbusch, Chief Talent Officer, BMW in the Americas

          Mike Riordan, President and CEO, Greenville Health System

          Jimmie Williamson, System President, S.C. Technical College System 

2 p.m.                     CREATIVE BREAK Ballroom Foyer

 Traditions IV: South Carolina’s Artist Entrepreneurs 

          Jeri Burdick, professional visual artist

          Arianne King Comer, indigo and textile artist, teacher, consultant

          Jason Knight, bladesmith (knife maker)

          The Lee Brothers, Matt and Ted, southern foodways experts,
          cookbook authors, journalists and television personalities

          Steve Owen, woodworker           

3 p.m.                     PLENARY, CONTINUED Plenary Room

 Growing Entrepreneurs for South Carolina’s Innovation Economy

          Ernest Andrade, Executive Director, Charleston Digital Corridor

          Lydia Dobyns, President and CEO, New Tech Network

          Mike McGirr, Co-Founder and Executive Director, FEED & SEED

          Ann Marie Stieritz, President and CEO, S.C. Council on Competiveness

4 p.m.                     Afternoon Break

5:30 p.m.                Oyster roast (5:30) and barbeque dinner (6:30) Poolside Deck

          Music: Mac Arnold and A Plate Full O’ Blues

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

8:30 a.m.                   Breakfast and Final Session Plenary Room

9 a.m.                        Welcome

          The Hon. Dick Riley

    The International African American Museum

          The Hon. Joe Riley, former Mayor of Charleston 

                                  PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES, FREIGHTERS AND BROADBAND

    Building a 21st Century Infrastructure in South Carolina

          The Hon. Sean Bennett, S.C. Senate

          Jack Ellenberg, Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects,
          S.C. Ports Authority

          Pete Selleck, Chairman and President, Michelin North America

    Building America’s Future: Strategic Infrastructure Investment

          The Hon. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania;
          Co-Chair, Building America’s Future

    Closing Remarks

           The Hon. Dick Riley